SUDAN WATCH: Water firm awarded $203 mln contract for Port Sudan

Monday, September 18, 2006

Water firm awarded $203 mln contract for Port Sudan

From the Sudan Tribune Sept 17, 2006 (DUBAI, UAE)
Metito, the international water desalination and wastewater treatment specialist, today announced that it has been awarded a contract exceeding 2.3 million USD to execute a sea water desalination project for the state of Red Sea in Sudan.

The project which uses reverse osmosis technology is yet another milestone for the UAE based company which plans to complete and commission the entire plant in a record time of just seven months. The desalinated water will be used for sanitation and potable purposes to address the continuous growing demand for clean water and counter the inadequacy of existing supplies within Port Sudan city.

Speaking on the project Salah Deghedy, Managing Director of Metito Egypt said, "This is a challenging project for Metito as we will complete the project in a short span of seven months in conjunction with Al Shaty Co. and Al DAL Group in Sudan. Moreover this project is very important as an increasing number of people in Port Sudan city lack access to safe water for their multiple daily needs."

Metito's scope of work will include the supply, delivery, installation, commissioning as well as a six month supervisory period of the entire plant. With a daily capacity of nearly 5000 cubic meters (m3/D), Metito plans to supply Port Sudan city with much needed high purity water for drinking and sanitation requirements.

Commenting on the award of the contract Mohamed Hassan Ammaar, Director General of the Sudanese National Water Authority said, "We are facing increasing concerns regarding the sufficiency and quality of water for drinking and sanitation purposes and are delighted that the contract was awarded to Metito as they have a long history of constructing world class water treatment facilities all over the GCC and the Middle East."

Founded in 1958, Metito operates locally in 14 countries of the Arab and Islamic World, and supplies its plants internationally to locations as far apart as Argentina and Australia from its base in the United Arab Emirates.

Some of the company's notable achievements in 2006 include high purity demineralised water supply for Jebel Ali and Umm Al Nar power projects in UAE, drinking water supply to Kandahar in Afghanistan and high quality water supply for North Rumaylah project in Iraq.

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